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2008-12-06

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The Thrall's, son Tanner (left) and dad Steve, work on their strategy before the first sortie.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Brian Eliassen poses for the camera before the first sortie with his 'BGH'.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The assembled fleet awaiting the beginning of sortie #1. From left to right: SMS Von der Tann, SMS Konig, HMS Warspite, DKM Derfflinger, USS South Dakota.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Tanner Thrall's Von der Tann sees Brian Eliassen's South Dakota attempting to line up a shot.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Von der Tann flees. BB splashes from a nearby battle can be seen in the lower righthand corner.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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A very dangerous view. The triple sterns of the South Dakota.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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An aerial view of the fleets. Clockwise from top: SMS Konig, SMS Von der Tann, HMS Warspite, DKM Derfflinger and USS South Dakota.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Overeager to sink the Derfflinger, the Warspite was so mossed, it was 'twigged'.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Warspite's haymaker wasn't working well. This is why.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Steve Thrall's SMS Konig starts a trip to the bottom as Brian Eliassen's South Dakota awaits survivors.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Konig continues to go down as the South Dakota is joined by Tanner Thrall's SMS Von der Tann to look for survivors.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The bow of the Konig is all that remains out of the water as the ship rolls over.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Konig goes under. The splashes behind her is the pump outlet spray from the South Dakota.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Tanner Thrall's SMS Von der Tann begins to list heavily to starboard as the South Dakota pulls away to help Warspite deal with the Derfflinger.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Von der Tann's stern goes under as the Warspite and Derfflinger sail by, battling in the background.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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All hands to the life boats.
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Seriously, it's time to head to the life boats.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The bow of the Von der Tann strives to stay above the water but it was not to be.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Todd Olson's DKM Derfflinger starts to head down. It's a bad sign when the pump stream goes underwater.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Derfflinger settles on the bottom right next to shore for an easy recovery.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Allied team. Brian Eliassen (left) and Ty Siouxpancic. It's easy to smile and pose for silly pictures when you have a large point lead.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Axis Admiral, Todd Olson, striking a pose to show the Allies that the Axis are in fighing shape.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The fleets group together for a photo before the third sortie.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Warspite fires on Steve Thrall's SMS Konig as the Konig starts to list heavily to starboard.
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The South Dakota is, unfortunately, on the wrong side of the Konig for some easy below the waterline shots.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Warspite cruises by looking for Konig survivors.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The sun glitters off the water as the Konig rolls over on her starboard side.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The Konig settles on the bottom close to shore for an easy recovery.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Warspite attempts to sink Todd Olson's DKM Derfflinger before Todd can get his ship off the water after calling '5 out of control'.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Ty Siouxpancic finds some silkspan located within a casemate cannon on Tanner Thrall's SMS Von der Tann. Note the additional balsa debris within the other casemate cannon.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The piece of silkspan matches perfectly on Ty's HMS Warspite. If this had hit a little lower, a large hole would have been torn in the side of the ship.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic